Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula in a case with lipomyelodysplasia

Br J Radiol. 2007 May;80(953):e98-e100. doi: 10.1259/bjr/61517865.

Abstract

Coexistence of a spinal dural arteriovenous fistula within a dysraphic spinal lesion is a very rare situation. We report a 40-year-old man who presented with low back pain and progressive paraparesis. MR images showed an intradural high signal intensity mass at the L2-L3 level containing irregular signal void structures. Spinal angiography revealed extradural arteriovenous fistula with three connections, drained by a tortuous perimedullary vein.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / complications
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / pathology*
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / therapy
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / methods
  • Humans
  • Lipoma / pathology*
  • Lipoma / therapy
  • Low Back Pain / etiology
  • Low Back Pain / pathology
  • Lumbosacral Region
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
  • Male
  • Neural Tube Defects / complications
  • Neural Tube Defects / pathology*
  • Neural Tube Defects / therapy
  • Paraparesis / etiology
  • Paraparesis / pathology
  • Paraparesis / therapy
  • Spinal Cord / pathology
  • Spinal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Spinal Neoplasms / therapy
  • Treatment Outcome